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A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Journalist reflects on one year anniversary of mass protests in Chile and coming constitutional referendum

Airs at: Fri, 10/23/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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    Last Sunday, Chileans marked one year since the start of major protests over class and racial inequality. Clashes between demonstrators and police escalated in violence, and law enforcement's response led to severe injuries. From the capital of Santiago, documentaria... Read more

Election 2020: Portland Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone

Airs at: Fri, 10/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
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  Sarah Iannarone is a candidate running for Portland Mayor in the 2020 election. Iannarone worked her way from jobs in kitchens to co-found a small business in SE Portland, and to become a Portland-educated urban climate policy expert. She proudly stood up to Trump with ... Read more

Evening News on 10/23/20

Airs at: Fri, 10/23/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On this Membership Drive special of the KBOO Evening News: Activist group, Don’t Shoot Portland is seeking sanctions against the Portland Police Bureau for violating a June restraining order limiting the use of so-called less lethal weapons; The vacant Greyhound Station... Read more

Election 2020: Democratic Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan

Airs at: Thu, 10/22/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Shemia Fagan is the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in the November 2020 election. Fagan is an Oregon native, growing up in Dufur and the Dalles. Currently she serves as a state senator representing District 24, which encompasses Southeast Portland, Happy Va... Read more

Evening News on 10/21/20

Airs at: Wed, 10/21/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On this Membership Drive special of the KBOO Evening News: COVID-19 is on the rise for many states across the nation; Environmental groups are suing the federal government for its use of chemical weapons against Portlanders; And, in international news, Nigerian police f... Read more

No on Measure 110 campaign says drug decriminalization could actually keep people from the treatment they need

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Oregon Ballot Measure 110 would decriminalize personal drug use and redirect marijuana tax money to further fund addiction treatment services. While many tout the measure as an important step forward in addressing equity in the criminal justice system and stemming the ad... Read more

Portland Public School Bond renewal would improve infrastructure and address equity for BIPOC students

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  "I know that this is ... one of the measures on the ballot that puts equity front and center." Measure 26-215 would renew the Portland Public School Bond if it is passed this November. The tax is one that already exists to fund the school district, and the 'Yes' campaig... Read more

PAALF Action Fund will host Black-centered Mayoral Debate with Black Voices United and Open Signal

Airs at: Fri, 10/16/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  This Sunday, October 18th, at 5 pm, the Portland African American Leadership Forum Action Fund, in partnership with Black Voices United and Open Signal Labs, will host a Black centered mayoral debate between incumbent Mayor Ted Wheeler and Sarah Iannarone. Debate questio... Read more

Election 2020: Washington County Commission District 1 Candidate Nafisa Fai

Airs at: Fri, 10/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
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  "I think people in Washington County are ready for change, they're ready for new perspectives. They're ready for communities who have been left behind to have a seat at the table ...  and to elect me, I'm honored to carry [that] forward." Nafisa Fai is running for offic... Read more

Election 2020: Portland City Commission Pos 4. Debate, with Chloe Eudaly and Mingus Mapps

Airs at: Thu, 10/15/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On Tuesday, October 13th, KBOO hosted a virtual debate between the two candidates vying for Portland City Commission Position 4.  They are the incumbent, Chloe Eudaly, and her opponent, Mingus Mapps.  Chloe Eudaly is the current Portland City Commissioner for Position 4.... Read more